Elon Musk tweeted that it was a crime Twitter did not prioritize child safety before he took over, and Jack Dorsey responded via Twitter that Musk’s claim was false.
Elon Musk reiterated that this was his top priority with new trust and safety chief Ella Irwin, and Elon Musk then said it was a crime that former Twitter executives refused to act against child abuse.
Co-founder Jack Dorsey said via Twitter that by the time he took over on October 27, almost no one was working on child safety.
Elon Musk responded to a user who shared a New York Post article about how Twitter refused to remove child porn and because it didn’t violate the platform’s policies, saying that Twitter has put an end to child abuse. Took stand. Did not take action. Dorsey responded that Elon Musk’s claim was false.
Elon Musk responded to Dorsey, saying that almost no one associated with Twitter was working on child safety when Ella Irwin, who now runs Trust & Safety, was fired earlier this year. He said Irwin, who has been head of trust and security since November 18, had previously raised his concerns with former CEO Parag Agarwal and former chief financial officer Ned Sehgal.
According to Elon Musk, he declined his staffing request. The billionaire concluded that he had made this his top priority before Sehgal mixed his priorities.
Despite Elon Musk’s claims that only one Twitter employee was left on the team to remove child sexual abuse material across Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, Wired reported last month.
Three members of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council have resigned and previous members Annie Collier, founder and executive director of The Net Safety Collaborative, Erliani Abdul Rahman, co-founder of Youth, Adult Survivors and Kin in Need, and Young at Western And young.
Elon Musk has called himself a free speech autocrat, which experts and advocates say could undermine Twitter’s ability to effectively address hate speech, misinformation and harassment. Twitter did not immediately respond to Elon Musk Power and Dorsey could not be reached.